It's been hampered by pre-order DVDs that were released without key codes as well as codes that were incomplete. It was held back by a registration process that brought Konami's servers to their knees. It was delayed a full five days longer than it was originally scheduled to be released. Yet, with all of the issues that have plagued the Metal Gear Online beta, its surprise rollout earlier this morning finally gave Metal Gear Solid fans a taste of what they can expect when the game is released in June.
IGN enlisted in the beta, jumped online, and blasted their way across the two maps to test the gameplay out.